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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Barbie Relative?

The Barbie doll is far to be a success in the Middle East, there the sensation between girls is a doll called "Fulla". She looks just like hers Occidental relative Barbie, but she follows the muslin culture, even comes with her very own prayers mat to prove it! Also wearing a black "abaya" and a headscarf. In Syria, where Barbie was restricted and vanished from the toy market, Fulla comes in hand. Fulla was created by New Boy design studio, and is very popular in countries such Jordan, Egypt, Syria and Qatar appearing in Breakfast cereals, chewing gums and bicycles. She also, may be just like Barbie, but there are no plan to live the same life as the "famous American doll", there are no plan to release a boyfriend like Ken, but other two dolls come add the "Fulla line", one as a doctor and other as a teacher. Her extensive wardrobe has been modernised for the Egyptian market to include jeans and type of colourful headscarf worn by young women, but she never revels her legs or arms.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Why not these Barbies?

well, who can even imagine cwhich kind of Barbie doll are not created yet? It's hard to think, Isn't? They are sooooo many!!! Wait a minute! thinking hader is never too late!

How about a Stramberry Shortcake Barbie doll?

It would be very cute, just like the Hello Kitty and my melody ones!!!

How about He-man, or She-Ra. Interesting than Master of the Universe is owned by Mattel, but I just don't know the reason they never came up with that one yet.

Also, we can considering the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

And, Star Wars Barbie doll?

I'm glad there is Princess Lea...

What else...
Precious moments?

Betty Boop?

A Peanuts Barbie?

There are many, many more out there, we don't why...of course there all the bureaucracy issues between the companies, but I'm sure they would be just wonderful as the ones we already have! maybe in the future?

Monday, February 16, 2009

Barbie dolls for the 50th Aniversary - 2009

These are just some of the 50th Anniversary Barbie Collection. They are the Giftset ones.Take a look how beautiful and detailed made they are.

Well, every Barbie fan already or must Know this is a remake the very fist Barbie doll dated back in 1959 with her famous strip swimsuit.

Brunnette Bubble cut Barbie doll is a remake of the Barbies dolls from the 60's.

Superstar Barbie is a remake of the 1977 Superstar Barbie.

Malibu Barbie is a remake of the 1971 Malibu California Barbie doll.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Barbie and the Superheroes.

Barbie had been almost everything, and of course she would not miss the super heroes: Let’s take a look:

Batgirl Barbie doll: She fight the crime with Batman in a stylish black suit with a brilliant yellow cape, gloves and a fiery red hair. Pink label.

Supergirl Barbie doll: Supergirl is a extender of the superman family. She’s Kal-El’s cousin, adopted by the Danvers family and a Smallville resident, just like Clarck
Kent. She has a long blond hair, a reed cape, blue vinyl skirt and yellow vinyl belt. Silver Label.

Lois Lane Barbie doll: She is the woman, who superman loves. Here, Barbie doll is the intrepid reporter for the Daily Planet and a long time admirer of Superman. Pink Label.

Elektra Barbie doll: Elektra from Marvel Comic’s Daredevil and Elektra was born to fight and trained to kill. Barbie brings a pair of three pronged daggers. Pink Label

Barbie as a Wonder Woman: She brings a message of peace for the world wearing a authentic reproduction of a Wonder woman custom. She looks invincible in a body suite withy the colors of the America flag, just the perfect hero! Collector edition.

Catwoman Barbie doll: Barbie doll as Catwoman is purrrr-fect in her purple catsuit topped with a striking cape! A black belt with silvery buckle and black boots are boldly utilitarian. Her sculpted hands feature cat claws. She wears black gloves and a black ribbon choker with silvery charm. Finally, a purple and black mask with cat ears marks her as the ultimate Feline Fatale! Collector Edition.

Black Canary Barbie doll: Barbie is the Gotham City bombshell, martial arts trained and crime fighting superhero. She is a black “suit”, gloves, boots and fishnet stockings. Black Label.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Barbie of the month - February 2009

Sweet Valentine Barbie.
For hundreds of years, February 14 has been celebrated as St. Valentine's Day, a time to send and receive tokens of love. And nothing could be a better symbol of love than Sweet Valentine Barbie. She wears a charming gown of softest pink, adorned with roses, the symbol of love.
From her lovely dark hair, swept back from her face, to the gracious folds of her elegant gown, her every detail will touch your heart. From 1995, it was the first one of a halmark valentine barbie collection.

2009 Holiday Barbie.

You can't find on stores yet, probably around June...but you can pre order.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Barbie labels.

The label structure works as described below:
Pink Label - Keepsake dolls at quality retailers everywhere. Pink labels dolls are not limited in production numbers. Comes in a box with a clear acetate front trimmed in pink.
Silver Label - No more than 50,000 pieces created worldwide. You can find in select retailers. Comes in a reveal package, which features a closed box with a beautiful doll picture or other art work on the cover.
Gold Label - Distinct dolls featured at fine retailers with no more than 25,000 pieces created worldwide. Comes in a cake box type package, just as the silver label(complete with acetate layer to protect the doll and a style display packaging).
Platinum Label - Premium one of a kind dolls or dolls produced in editions of less than 1,000 worldwide.
Black Label - This will be reserved for rarely released editions of dolls, created uniquely for the adult collector. This label will not be tied to quantity produced but rather tied very special releases in the line.
As information, the numbers does not mean the quantity of how many will be made, but that’s a number they may go up to, per year in fabrication. The maker may fabricate less than 25000 a year, in gold label, for example, but no more than 25000.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Barbie as Angelina Jolie or Angelina Jolie as Barbie?

No, you can't buy her...This one was sold on ebay for $3000.00. It's a portrait created by Noel Cruz, a artist graduate in Communications with emphasis on video editing and digital imaging. That looks great to me!!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Ruth and Elliot Handler Interview

The Company was founded in 1945 by Harold Matson and Elliot Handler("matt+ El"). Ruth became later the president.

First Barbie house

This is dated back in 1960. The very first one.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Was the “First” Barbie doll, really the “First” Barbie?

Every Barbie fan/collector already knows that the first Barbie was born on March 9, 1959, in New York, by Ruth Handler. But, have you heard about the Lilli doll from Germany? It’s interesting that she looks a lot like the first Barbie! Not so surprisingly, Lilli’s production lasted only 5 years after Barbie was created, into which time Mattel had acquired the rights of the Lilli doll from O&M Hausser, a German Company. It was actually Mattel that ceased its production.
At this time, Mrs. Handler’s kids (Barbara, Skipper and Kenneth) played with the Lilli doll. The legend is said to have begun during a trip to Germany in 1956 with her children; Ruth discovered a German doll called Bild Lilli in a shop window. The adult-figured Lilli doll was exactly what Handler had in mind, so she purchased three of them. She gave one to her daughter and took the others back to Mattel.
The Lilli doll was based on a popular character appearing in a comic strip drawn by Reinhard Beuthin for the newspaper “Die Bild-Zeitun.” Lilli was not exactly the aspiring woman that parent’s wished upon their children to look up to…
Lilli had no reservations about talking illicitly…
Lilli: (talking to a policeman who told her that two-piece-swimsuits are banned: "Which piece do you want me to take off?")
…of politics: ("Of course I'm interested in politics; no one should ignore the way some politicians dress!")
And even the beauty of nature…
("The sunrise is so beautiful that I always stay late at the nightclub to see it!").
The last Lilli cartoon appeared on January 5, 1961.
At the end of the 50s, Barbie was born, only this doll was more “girly” than Lilli, and geared toward kids.
Lilli was so famous that she was exported to other countries, such as the United States. I can definitely say Ruth Hundler created Barbie, the name, the logo, but how about the idea, the doll, the toy? Didn’t she exist before?
Honestly, that’s the question that I carry with me. Of course not as a demeaning question, because thanks to Ruth, she not only saw the potential, but also had the money and influence to turn a spark into a blazing fire. But, unfortunately, there is no doubt the question will always be there… The good thing is that Barbie (or Lilly?) is still around… Only in a modern, beautiful, and empowering style.